Poet: Emily Dickinson
A word is dead
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day:
Feb 13 2004
Comment 11 of 11, added on March 25th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 10 of 11, added on July 18th, 2009 at 4:25 PM.
It is kind of ironic that Emily Dickinson writes a poem about the life of words and how they should be used because she hid her words. She made her voice known after she was gone so for a long time her words were dead. Did she ever think that these words would be found? If so, what is her purpose for hiding her "voice"? If you want to show the power of words, why would you create such a powerful message and then make it disappear. Maybe she had much more to say than we even know. I am happy that the poems were found. Her talents are appreciated by so many poets like myself.
Colleen from United States
Comment 9 of 11, added on April 29th, 2009 at 3:21 PM.
when i read it, i felt that we should utter words carefully and think twice before saying the word itself. the word is like the (s)word i mean the sword it may kill you or kill the addressee.
from Saudi Arabia
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